Once a really common sight in UK countryside, the lovable critters which have inspired favourite characters such as Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggywinkle, are in serious decline with the hedgehog population thought to have fallen from 30 million to less than 1 million since the 1950s. What can be done to help? Read on...
Japanese knotweed has the potential to cause disastrous consequences to the structural integrity of a property if left untreated. However, this invasive weed is actually edible and can be used to compliment a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes. Have a read...
On average the United Kingdom receives 885mm of rainfall per year. Unfortunately, this level of rainfall also means that many properties across the U.K are at a higher risk of flooding following these periods of rainfall. Therefore, it can save you potentially thousands of pounds to not leave water damage to chance and to know why basements flood and how to prevent it from occurring.
We all love the sunshine, but this warmer weather will also attract insects, such as woodworm, who will slowly start emerging from timber to begin mating and laying eggs in your home. Find out how to find and treat them.
If you don’t have any grass or traditional borders but you do have an outside space, no matter how small, then planting up a few pots with bright flowers not only provides bees with food, it provides you with a treat for your eyes!
It's incredibly exciting to carry out a property refurbishment, but whether your budget is big or small, the costs can quickly get out of control, so we’ve put together a tick list to help keep you on track and on budget.
As Japanese Knotweed is quite an attractive looking plant, it tends to blend into the environment and quite often can go undetected. However, this mishap could have massive ramifications as the invasive plant has the potential to seriously impact the structural integrity of a building.
An estimated 5.8 million British tenants have been affected by damp or condensation issues. However, how are you able to tell what damp issue you have and what you need to do to remove it.
New research from property portal 'Zoopla' shows that parking sits firmly at the top of requirements for tenants - but pet-friendly facilities are a growing expectation. At Wills & Smerdon we want to support Landlords hoping to profit from this growing trend!
The private rental sector has been hit recently with one piece of legislation after another, and now there are over 150 laws which must be adhered to in order not to face prosecution, fines or even jail sentences. Read about it here:
Wills & Smerdon has been independently identified as one of the top estate agents in the country and now features in the Best Estate Agent Guide.